Operating Hours & Seasons

 

Hours and Operations, September 25 - 27, 2015
During the papal visit, the park will operate on a modified schedule. The following buildings will be open: Benjamin Franklin Museum, Franklin Court Printing Office, Fragments of Franklin Court exhibit, New Hall Military Museum, Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, and Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site. Check back for updated information on other park buildings.

 
Independence Visitor Center
May 23 - September 7, 2015: Open daily 8:30am - 7pm
September 8, 2015 - May 2016 : Open daily 8:30am - 6pm
Extended hours during World Meeting of Families, September 19 - 24, 2015: Open daily 8:30am - 7pm
 

Liberty Bell Center
May 23 - September 7, 2015: Open daily 9am - 7pm
September 8, 2015 - May 2016: Open daily 9am - 5pm
Extended hours during World Meeting of Families, September 19 - 24, 2015: Open daily 9am - 7pm
Security screening closes 5 minutes before the building closes

 

National Constitution Center
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 5pm
Fee charged

 

President's House Site
Open daily: 7am - 10pm

 

Independence Square Buildings
The buildings in the Independence Square security area include Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing. Access to the Square is through a security entrance located at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Security screening closes 15 minutes prior to the building closing times. *Note: Old City Hall and the Independence Square Museum Store are not within the security area.

  • Independence Hall
    May 23 - September 7, 2015: Open daily 9am - 7pm
    September 8, 2015 - May 2016: Open daily 9am - 5pm
    Extended hours during World Meeting of Families, September 19 - 24, 2015: Open daily 9am - 7pm
    Tickets are required March - December; no tickets are required in January - February, or after 5pm during summer and extended hours
  • Congress Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
    April - October: Tours every 20 minutes
    November, December and March: Tours every 30 minutes
    January - February: Self-guided
  • Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
  • Supreme Court chamber in Old City Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
 

Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States

Beginning January 17, 2015, the Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank will be closed for cleaning and restoration until further notice.

 

Franklin Court Buildings
The Franklin Court complex includes the Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery, the Fragments of Franklin Court Archeological Exhibit, the B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum Store.

  • Benjamin Franklin Museum
    May 23 - September 7, 2015: Open daily 9am - 7pm
    September 8, 2015 - May 2016: Open daily 9am - 5pm
    Fee charged
  • Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery
    Open daily: 10am - 5pm
    Last printing demonstration at 4:30pm
  • Fragments of Franklin Court Archeological Exhibit
    May 23 - October 31, 2015: Open daily 1pm - 5pm
    November - May: Closed
  • B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
    Open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
    May 23 - September 7, 2015: Open daily: 9am - 7pm
    September 8, 2015 - May 2016: Open daily 9am - 5pm
 

Carpenters' Court
The buildings in Carpenters' Court include Carpenters' Hall and the New Hall Military Museum.

  • Carpenters' Hall
    March - December: Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
    January - February: Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • New Hall Military Museum
    May 23 - October 31, 2015: Open daily 12noon - 5pm
    November - May: Closed
 

Other Park Sites

  • Free Quaker Meeting House
    May 23 - September 7, 2015: Open daily 11am - 4pm
    September 12 - November 30, 2015: Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm
    December - February: Closed
  • Independence Archeology Lab
    Weekdays by appointment only, please call 215-861-4956
    Must be at least 16 years old; no more than 4 people in a group
  • Todd and Bishop White Houses
    May 23 - September 30, 2015: tours offered daily, times vary, reservations required. Sign up at the visitor center information desk on the morning of your visit.
    October - May: Closed
  • Declaration House
    June 27 - October 31, 2015: Open by tour only at 1:30pm and 4pm daily
    November - May: Closed
  • Germantown White House (Deshler-Morris House)
    June 6 - September 7, 2015: Open Saturdays only from 10am - 4pm
    September 8, 2015 - May 2016: Closed except for special events
    Open on October 3, 2015 from 10am - 4pm for the Revolutionary Germantown Festival
 

Nearby National Park Service Sites

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